What are Learning Support Services
The aim of learning support services is to cater to the learning needs of individuals. The program seeks to make the child competent, raise their literacy and numeracy skills and improve upon their proficiency in areas in which they are academically performing at a lower level in comparison to their age-matched peers. Cooperation and understanding between parents and learning support specialists play a key role in addressing the child’s learning needs.
The role of learning support services is becoming increasingly significant as it is because of their support that children with learning difficulties achieve success and reach their full potential academically.
Why Learning Support Services
Learning support professionals use remedial academic instructions to help children with their learning processes. Remediation includes various learning-teaching aids, instructional methods, and equipment to help children with learning difficulties.
Each child with learning difficulties is unique. Therefore, their individual learning needs are also unique and must be catered to by the learning support professionals as such.
Learning support professionals support a child with:
Social interaction & development
Positive/socially-appropriate behavior support
Children with learning difficulties typically undertake a psychological assessment followed by services by a team who helps the individual achieve success at school. Such services can involve a learning support specialist.
The learning support specialist alters the social environment, uses appropriate interventions, understands the child and reviews their performance, regularly. Learning support specialists use interventions depending upon the individual’s needs either through one-on-one interaction or in small groups, in order to promote the individual’s academic achievement.